November 30, 2010

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Damn Near Dead 2

“Some [of the stories] are hilarious; many are sad; all are the kind of stuff that makes Miss Marple look like a Girl Scout.”—Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune

“The best anthology I’ve read this year.”—Jennifer Jordan, CrimeSpree Magazine

They’re old . . . they’re bold . . . they’re uncontrolled. Senior citizens kick ass in this wildly original hard-boiled sequel to Busted Flush Press’ first award-winning “geezer noir” anthology, Damn Near Dead.

Edited by Bill Crider (whose Damn Near Dead story “Cranked” earned him a Derringer Award and was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards), this anthology features original stories by some of today’s top crime and suspense writers, including Patti Abbott, Ace Atkins, Neal Barrett Jr., C. J. Box, Declan Burke, Scott Cupp, Christa Faust, Ed Gorman, Carolyn Haines, David Handler, Gar Anthony Haywood, Cameron Hughes, Dean James, Jennifer Jordan, Toni Kelner, Joe R. Lansdale, Russel McLean, Denise Mina, Marcia Muller, Gary Phillips, Scott Phillips, Tom Piccirilli, Bill Pronzini, Cornelia Read, James Reasoner, Kat Richardson, S. J. Rozan, Anthony Neil Smith, and Don Winslow.

The first Damn Near Dead anthology earned one Derringer Award, two more Derringer nominations, two Anthony nominations, and one nomination for the Edgar Award.


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